GRAND DE­SIGNS, Life­style Chan­nel, 8.30pm

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Thursday -

AN­OTHER ter­rific episode of Grand Fol­lies has Ly­sette and Nigel fight­ing a three-year bat­tle to erect a cut­ting-edge home on the banks of the Thames, that’s com­pletely out of char­ac­ter with ev­ery­thing else. There are mas­sive cost blowouts, their ar­chi­tect disap- pears two days af­ter they knock down the ex­ist­ing house on the site, and the con­struc­tion re­quires pump­ing 43,000 litres of water a day out of their foun­da­tions. Kevin McCloud is ter­rific at weav­ing a nar­ra­tive out of th­ese long projects. The cou­ple’s per­se­ver­ance re­sults in a beau­ti­ful, yet ex­pen­sive house. Which the neigh­bours hate.

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